Heathens' corner

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:44 pm

Episcopalians after all. 8)
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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Witness » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:36 am

California church leaders charged with forced labor of homeless, US attorney says

A dozen leaders of a California-based ministry have been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of forced labor of mostly homeless people, a US attorney said.
Imperial Valley Ministries leaders recruited people by promising food and shelter, and instead forced them to beg for money for nine hours a day, six days a week and to give up their welfare benefits "for the financial benefit of the church leaders," prosecutors said in a news release Tuesday that announced the indictment had been unsealed.
The ministry leaders will face charges of conspiracy, forced labor, document servitude and benefits fraud, US Attorney Robert Brewer said.

The ministry operates nondenominational churches and group homes in the United States and Mexico.
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/10/us/c ... index.html

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:35 am

Hmm, that seems bizarre.

Odd that none of the accused are named. It refers to them as "A dozen leaders"?

Some kind of criminal gang posing as a church maybe?

Here's the press release from the DoJ with the names of defendants:

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdca/pr/ch ... conspiracy
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Re: Heathens' corner

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:34 am

"Thoughts and prayers" has become a cliche, but that one's a good spot for it.
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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by sparks » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:36 pm

Thoughts and prayers = Nothing.

Not just a cliche anymore, just nothing.
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.

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Re: Heathens' corner

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:54 pm

Need to laugh some non-Abrahamic stuff here. For balance you know.

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Witness » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:42 am

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:51 am

Nonsense.

The Bible does not prohibit lightning rods.

You might as well say the debate was over when people started using umbrellas.
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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:47 pm

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:50 am

↑ That's a lyre, not a harp. :P



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Re: Heathens' corner

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Re: Heathens' corner

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:38 pm

Witness wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:07 am
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What would have to be true for this to be true?
  • Militant atheists would have to be an organized group rather than a set of viciously contending rival fandoms.
  • Said organized group would have to be in control of a sizable fraction of the world's airlines.
  • Angels would have to be susceptible to poisoning, and furthermore in a known way.
  • Atheists would have to believe in angels.
There are some prize stupids among believers out there, but I tentatively hypothesize that no one really believes this story.
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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:42 pm

Against liberalism. Not USA style current year political LIBBERULizm. Nor merely a false synonym for Communism.

He means the the humanistic ideal of liberty and no BS at all in describing what that is.
And he is dead set against it.



Also, get a load of that hat. Wouldn't his hood ornament be cool on the hood of (for example) a white 1950s Cadillac?
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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:06 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:38 pm
There are some prize stupids among believers out there, but I tentatively hypothesize that no one really believes this story.
You ate the Onion, it seems. (The pic having a source, googling wasn't that difficult – if you had the Internet, of course…)
Here's another from the same site to put your doubts to rest:

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:BigGrin3:

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:08 pm

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:16 pm

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Witness » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:52 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:42 pm
Against liberalism.
Yup, he's very coherent about it. Fall to your knees, vermin, now!
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:42 pm
Also, get a load of that hat. Wouldn't his hood ornament be cool on the hood of (for example) a white 1950s Cadillac?
I had posted that quite some time ago, but as you asked for it: